Arkansas Center for Health Improvement

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Our Work - Specific Project Categories

The list below contains ACHI projects which fall under the categories selected in the left sidebar.

Projects - Current

Arkansas All-Payer Claims Database The Health Insurance Rate Review Division of the Arkansas Insurance Department awarded ACHI the contract to establish an APCD for the state. Once fully functional this large-scale database will support health insurance rate review and increase transparency in health care quality and pricing.
Arkansas Health Data Initiative Our transformation of data into information for decision-making is a central component of ACHI’s health policy and program development.
Arkansas Health Data Initiative Advisory Committee The Health Data Initiative (HDI) Advisory Committee advises ACHI’s Director and the Health Data Initiative Director on using the HDI to advance the health of Arkansans.
Health Care Independence Program 1115 Waiver Evaluation The federal section 1115 demonstration waiver that Arkansas received to implement the Health Care Independence Program (Private Option) requires that an evaluation be conducted to determine the impact of this new coverage strategy.
Interventions for Obesity Prevention Targeting Young Children in At-Risk Environments: An Integrated Approach This project led by the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in partnership with ACHI characterizes the home and school food environments of children across the state.
Statewide Body Mass Index Data Collection System and Reporting Following recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Institute of Medicine and the American Medical Society, ACHI created and implemented the BMI screening process for all Arkansas public school children, as mandated in Arkansas Act 1220 of 2003. Annual BMI assessment reports are developed at the school, district and statewide level.

Projects - Past

Arkansas State and Public School Employee Health and Life Insurance Plan (EBD) ACHI has designed and completed multiple analytic projects that the Employee Benefits Division of the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration has used in consideration of its health plan designs and management.
Child Wellness Intervention Project CWIP used proven methods to increase time spent in physical activity by providing quality physical education programs. The Arkansas CWIP grants provided eligible schools with the SPARK physical education curriculum and equipment, Fitnessgram software, curriculum, and all teacher trainings. Schools that received grant funds committed to making policy changes that would allow an increase in the number of required physical education/activity minutes per week from 60 minutes to 120 minutes for all children.
Coordinated School Health ACHI staff has developed a strong partnership with the Arkansas Coordinated School Health program. This includes providing an ongoing evaluation of implemented activities to help identify those with the greatest impact on student health, test scores, behavior and attendance.
Emergency Department Use Analysis Through its partnership with the Employee Benefits Division (EBD) at the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration, ACHI conducted an analysis of emergency department claims filed by EBD members for 2010 and 2011.
Graduated Driver’s Licenses Thanks to the efforts of ACHI and many injury prevention advocates, the states laws restricting teen drivers were strengthened in 2009 to provide further protection to teen drivers.

Arkansas Center for Health Improvement
1401 West Capitol
Suite 300 (Victory Building)
Little Rock, AR 72201